British Airways Announces A Service to Portland, Oregon

Winston ShekSTAFF | 12/21/2019

A British Airways 787-9 lands at LAX

British Airways will launch a new flight to Portland, Oregon according to multiple sources.

British Airways is scheduled to launch the flights on June 1st, 2020 using a Boeing 787-8.  The flights will be flown five times a week.  Here is the flight schedule for the flight:

Flight #


Days of Operation

Departure Time(Local)

Arrival Time(Local)



Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

3:05 P.M.

4:55 P.M.



Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

6:45 P.M.

12:10 P.M.(+1)

British Airways will be competing directly with Delta on the flight to London-Heathrow.  Other than the flights to London, Portland International Airport has flights to Europe on Delta to Amsterdam, Icelandair to Reykjavik-KEF, and on Condor to Frankfurt.

Last year, British Airways launched flights to Charleston, South Carolina. For the last five years, they have explored opportunities like Nashville, San Jose, New Orleans, and Pittsburgh which have mostly paid off.  In fact, Nashville and San Jose are getting aircraft upgauges while New Orleans is getting a frequency upgauge.  British Airways will serve 27 destinations in the US.

British Airways will be operating this route with a 787-8 which offers 214 seats.  The 787-8 has a three-class configuration with 35 Business Class seats in a 2-3-2 configuration, 25 Premium Economy seats in a 2-3-2 configuration, and 154 Economy seats in a 3-3-3 configuration.

The City of Portland, Oregon during sunset

Neil Cheroff, British Airways' Director of Networks and Alliances says, "Portland will be a fantastic addition to our route map. As a major technology and innovation hub the city is drawing ever-increasing numbers of international visitors. Since 2015 we've launched routes to Pittsburgh, Charleston, Nashville, New Orleans and San Jose, and this is key to our joint business strategy which is growing across North America. We're confident the route will be warmly welcomed by both business and leisure travellers."

What are your thoughts on this move by British Airways?  What do you think will be British Airways next route in the US?  Write your thoughts down in the comments.

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